Briefing Complete in 8th Circuit Retailer Shipping Case Challenging Missouri Law

Since the June ruling by the Supreme Court in Tennessee Wine Retailers Association there have been a few other judicial developments that this website has covered such as newly filed lawsuits, a 5th Circuit win by Texas and a victory by California against a challenge by an out of state importer. One of the other…Read More

Total Wine Files Writ of Certiorari with  United States Supreme Court Seeking Appeal of Loss in Second Circuit

On this 86th Anniversary of the passage of the 21st Amendment, questions remain about the scope of state power to regulate the alcohol industry versus federal power.    This conflict may be the next alcohol issue before the Supreme Court as Total Wine has filed an appeal to the Supreme Court over Total Wine’s loss…Read More

One Less Circuit Court Case Reviewing State Alcohol Laws – 10th Circuit Appeal Withdrawn

The Plaintiffs challenging Wyoming state alcohol laws in the 10th Circuit voluntarily withdrew their appeal ending their challenge. Phoenix Vineyards operated a form of “winery Tupperware party” where their representatives would visit houses and drum up support for their wines.  The state of Wyoming noted that this sounded very much like a sale requiring a…Read More

State Attorneys General Call For End to Illegal Alcohol Sales Online

46 State Attorneys General have weighed in with letters to Facebook, Craigslist, and Ebay asking them to take more steps to prevent the illegal sale of alcohol on their platforms. Unlicensed sales risk great harm to public health, alcohol company brands, tax collection and are a growing concern with the growth of counterfeit and fake…Read More

Oral Argument in Mississippi Illegal Shipping Case Moved to January 15, 2020

The Mississippi Supreme Court has agreed to delay oral arguments for the Wine Express case related to unauthorized sales of alcohol and personal jurisdiction.  Oral arguments will now be held January 15, 2020. (previous post)   Briefing Complete in Mississippi Supreme Court for Illegal Shipping Matter The state of Mississippi filed its reply brief in their…Read More